Labor Relations, Law and History (ILRLR)Industrial and Labor Relations

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ILRLR 1100

Introductory survey covering the major changes in the nature of work, the workforce, and the institutions involved in industrial relations from the late 19th century to the present. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14599ILRLR 1100  LEC 001

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14600ILRLR 1100  LEC 002

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  • 14774ILRLR 1100  DIS 221

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ILRLR 2010

Survey and analysis of the law governing labor relations and employee rights in the workplace. Half of the course examines the legal framework in which collective bargaining takes place, including union ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14604ILRLR 2010  LEC 001

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  • ILRLR 2010 must be taken either prior to or concurrently with enrollment in ILRLR 2050.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14605ILRLR 2010  LEC 002

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  • ILRLR 2010 must be taken either prior to or concurrently with enrollment in ILRLR 2050.

ILRLR 2050

Comprehensive introduction to industrial relations and collective bargaining in the United States; the negotiation, scope, and dayto- day administration of contracts; the major substantive issues in bargaining, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14606ILRLR 2050  LEC 001

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  • ILRLR 2010 must be taken either prior to or concurrently with enrollment in ILRLR 2050.

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16549ILRLR 2050  LEC 003

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ILRLR 2060

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Disability and Ethics

  • 14608ILRLR 2060  LEC 001

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  • This sophomore writing seminar will consider questions of ethics and justice in thinking through contemporary issues in law and everyday practice concerning disability, including discrimination in the workplace and public sphere; disability accommodations and benefits; education; and bioethical debates. Beginning with an examination of the ethics of historical and cultural representations, we will conclude by learning about global perspectives on the contemporary state of disability and justice. We will explore the history of disability policy and law along the way, as well as closely examine several Supreme Court cases and decisions. As a writing-intensive seminar, this course will also allow for the development of critical thought and reasoning in both oral and written communication.

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Intersections of Disability Ident in Law and Soc

  • 14776ILRLR 2060  LEC 002

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  • This sophomore writing seminar explores the intersections of disability culture, policy, and law. In working toward an understanding of disability rights--past, present, and future--, we will pay special attention to the following considerations: How have policy and legislative protections for other minorities shaped disability rights? How does an understanding of disability in turn impact how we consider race, gender, ethnicity, class, or national origin, especially under the law? How do these conceptions of identity play out in mapping the future of the disability rights movement? How do we understand the relationship between overlapping identities in the law and in society, such as in the workplace or in the educational setting? We will especially think through the question of intersections between disability, law, and society, that is, how disability identity is impacted by, and impacts in turn, both employment and educational policies, and above all, legal protections for people with disabilities. As a writing-intensive seminar, this course will allow for the significant development of critical thought and reasoning in both oral and written communication.

ILRLR 2070

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Mexican Labor and Working-Class History in the US

  • 14609ILRLR 2070  LEC 001

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  • This course explores the varied experiences of ethnic Mexican workers in the United States from the early Industrial Period to the contemporary debates concerning the transnational effects of migrant labor. We will examine the ways ethnic Mexican men and women have organized at a regional, national, and international level, and in both rural and urban settings, for fair employment and civil rights. Close attention will be given to several historical factors that have helped shape Mexican American working-class identity. Ultimately, the course will determine how ethnic Mexican workers have contested their purported role as ¿cheap¿ and ¿tractable¿ labor to demand better wages, working conditions, and an end to the socio-economic discrimination they encountered. As this course is a writing seminar, we will spend a lot of in-class time discussing the material we read from both an analytical and writing-structure standpoint. Students will also be required to critique and revise their own writing.

ILRLR 2080

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Global Bargaining in the Neo-Liberal Era

  • 17794ILRLR 2080  SEM 101

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ILRLR 2300

Students learn the principles of argumentation and debate. Topics emphasize Internet database research, synthesis of collected data, policy analysis of evidentiary quality, refutation of counter claims, ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14715ILRLR 2300  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3035

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Rhetoric of Labor

  • 14610ILRLR 3035  LEC 001

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  • This course investigates several different modes of rhetorical criticism for speech acts dealing with labor movements throughout history. The course moves from the early rhetoric of the Boston coopers and shoemakers form guilds through the formation of modern labor unions and the rhetorical responses to these movements from various stakeholders to present day speech acts involving current issues involving labor. Students learn the historical context of the speech acts surrounding significant labor events and how to apply rhetorical analysis tools to them.

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6080

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Seminar on Precarious Workers

  • 16576ILRLR 3035  LEC 002

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  • For the last two decades the U.S. economy has experienced a dramatic growth in precarious employment, including low wage jobs and contingent (or episodic) employment.  Examples of precarious employment include the work of day laborers, domestic workers, guest workers and low-wage immigrant workers.  Long-term and structural changes in the economy and society have driven this trend. Such changes have included the shift from a manufacturing based- to a service based-economy, implementation of labor-saving business strategies and technologies, the reduction of unionization rates and globalization-triggered immigration.  The growth of precarious employment raises broad reaching research and policy questions about the future of work globally.  This course will address these questions as well as proposed solutions.  Along with studying scholarship on these issues, students will engage in semester-long research projects related to precarious workers in conjunction with the Worker Institute at Cornell.  

ILRLR 3040

Undergraduate seminar whose topic changes depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Women, Gender and Capitalism

  • 14716ILRLR 3040  LEC 001

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  • In this elective, we will explore changes and continuities in women¿s work throughout 19th- and 20th-century America, defining work not just as paid labor but also as childbirth, childrearing, and unpaid domestic chores. Readings will focus on the experiences of individual women workers, the ways that sex-segregated labor has been socially and economically undervalued, and the norms affecting occupational boundaries.

ILRLR 3060

Focuses on the social history of American workers and the role of organized labor in American life since the 1960s. Course themes often center on the complexities of social class in the United States. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: AMST 3060

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16579ILRLR 3060  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3065

Immigration discourse and policy has played a central role in shaping the modern American nation-state, including its composition, values, and institutions. This course begins in the late nineteenth century, ... view course details

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  • 16622ILRLR 3065  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3068

This class examines the institutional processes of enforcing immigrant worker rights. We begin by reviewing the legal foundations of immigrant labor, including the current immigration enforcement regime, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LSP 3068

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17487ILRLR 3068  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3820

This course will examine the range of issues surrounding the experience of gender in the modern workplace. Topics may include the historical role of women in the workplace; sex segregation in the workplace; ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3820

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14672ILRLR 3820  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3830

This course, a distance learning endeavor with the International Labor Organization in Geneva, examines U.S. domestic labor law and policy using internationally accepted human rights principles as standards ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14611ILRLR 3830  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3860

Examines the experience of black Americans from the start of the Great Migration just before World War I. Topics include the effects of migration on work experiences and unionization patterns, the impact ... view course details

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  • 16636ILRLR 3860  LEC 001

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ILRLR 3880

Examines various forms of unfree labor, mostly in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) era in the United States. Will look at the situation of indentured servants and apprentices, African slaves, and wives of ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14778ILRLR 3880  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4012

Deals with managing and resolving workplace conflicts and examines dispute resolution and conflict management in both union and nonunion settings. The course covers two related topics: (1) third-party ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16716ILRLR 4012  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4023

Provides an overview of a range of public policies regarding the employment of people with disabilities. Students are introduced to the historical development of disability public policy and to contemporary ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - First. 

  • 2 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 15002ILRLR 4023  LEC 001

    • WIves Hall 105
    • Jan 21 - Mar 13, 2015
    • Golden, T

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ILRLR 4033

This course reviews United States law as it relates to people with disabilities.  The self-advocacy and empowerment movement in America contribute substantially to the broad and significant development ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14717ILRLR 4033  LEC 001

    • MIves Hall 115
    • Cebula, R

      Golden, T

      Harris, S

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ILRLR 4060

Focuses on the critical labor relations issues facing the hospitality industry. All students participate in simulated organizing campaigns and contract negotiations. Representatives of management and unions ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HADM 4810

  • 4 Credits Opt NoAud

  • 14679ILRLR 4060  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: HADM 3870 or ILRLR 2010. Open to ILR students; other by permission.

ILRLR 4860

Examines the history of public employees' collective bargaining and other workplace rights. Emphasis is placed on the current trade-offs between municipal and state governments and their unionized employees ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 6860

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14612ILRLR 4860  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4880

Examines major theories of justice and applies them to contemporary issues of the student's choice, such as affirmative action and reverse discrimination, income inequality, and gun control. view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16695ILRLR 4880  LEC 001

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ILRLR 4950

Students are eligible for ILR senior honors program if they (1) earn a minimum 3.700 cumulative gpa at end of junior year; (2) propose an honors project, entailing research leading to completion of a thesis, ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18242ILRLR 4950  IND 609

    • TBA
    • Golden, T

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18256ILRLR 4950  IND 610

    • TBA
    • Hurd, R

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ILRLR 5000

Comprehensive introduction to the industrial relations system of the United States. Covers the negotiation, scope, and day-to-day administration of contracts; union and employer bargaining structures; ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14613ILRLR 5000  LEC 001

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ILRLR 5010

Survey and analysis of the law governing labor relations and employee rights in the workplace. The first half of the course is devoted to labor law and labor-management relations. It examines the legal ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14614ILRLR 5010  LEC 001

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  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16699ILRLR 5010  LEC 002

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ILRLR 6011

Deals with negotiation and bargaining, focusing on process, practice, and procedures. Concentrates on the use of negotiation and bargaining to resolve conflicts and disputes between organizations and groups. ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16706ILRLR 6011  LEC 001

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ILRLR 6012

Deals with managing and resolving workplace conflicts and examines dispute resolution and conflict management in both union and nonunion settings. The course covers two related topics: (1) third-party ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4012LAW 6024

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16713ILRLR 6012  LEC 001

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ILRLR 6019

Purpose is to link classroom discussion and analysis of arbitration and mediation with opportunities for students to observe actual arbitration and mediation cases. The course is designed to be an advanced ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LAW 6019

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14615ILRLR 6019  LEC 001

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ILRLR 6020

This course is designed to be an advanced seminar for graduate and undergraduate students who have a serious interest in the practice and profession of labor arbitration. Classroom discussions, group exercise ... view course details

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • 17508ILRLR 6020  LEC 001

    • MTWSuIves Hall 111
    • Mar 22 - Mar 25, 2015
    • Lipsky, D

      Scheinman, M

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ILRLR 6023

This course is offered to students interested in acquiring thorough knowledge of the theory and practice of mediation as well as the techniques employed by effective mediators. In the first segment of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: LAW 6080

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16719ILRLR 6023  SEM 101

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ILRLR 6080

Topics change depending on semester and instructor. view course details

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  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Collaborative Decision Making and Public Policy

  • 14785ILRLR 6080  LEC 001

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  • Pre-requisites: The course will be offered over four consecutive evenings. It will be open to both ILR and non-ILR students at the upper division and graduate level who have a sufficient background in the social sciences. Enrollment open to ILR and non-ILR juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Limited to 30 students. The proposed course will introduce students to the theory of collaborative or interest-based conflict resolution and will describe recent efforts to use these techniques to resolve important public policy issues. The course will be based substantially, but not exclusively, on the work of the Convergence Center for Policy Resolution, a national non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, which has been applying collaborative problem solving to issues of importance at the national policy level for several years. Three cases of collaborative decision making will be examined in detail: health care coverage and the Affordable Care Act; nutrition and wellness; and education reform. Robert Fersh, ILR B.S. ¿72, J.D. Boston University ¿75, the president of Convergence, and Richard Korn, ILR B.S. ¿71 and Ph.D. ¿79, the chairman of the board of trustees of Convergence, will serve as co-instructors in the course.

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 3035

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Seminar on Precarious Workers

  • 16578ILRLR 6080  LEC 002

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  • For the last two decades the U.S. economy has experienced a dramatic growth in precarious employment, including low wage jobs and contingent (or episodic) employment.  Examples of precarious employment include the work of day laborers, domestic workers, guest workers and low-wage immigrant workers.  Long-term and structural changes in the economy and society have driven this trend. Such changes have included the shift from a manufacturing based- to a service based-economy, implementation of labor-saving business strategies and technologies, the reduction of unionization rates and globalization-triggered immigration.  The growth of precarious employment raises broad reaching research and policy questions about the future of work globally.  This course will address these questions as well as proposed solutions.  Along with studying scholarship on these issues, students will engage in semester-long research projects related to precarious workers in conjunction with the Worker Institute at Cornell.  

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  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Graduate Writing Seminar

  • 18289ILRLR 6080  LEC 003

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  • The purpose of this course is to provide students with space to prepare an academic article of publishable or fundable quality. Each student will work on a project related to her/his research, and you must begin the semester with an outline or draft of a qualifying paper, dissertation chapter, manuscript or funding proposal that you want to develop. Each week will discuss a group of readings focused on the craft of social science writing and go over assigned writing exercises. Key issues we will discuss include: refining research questions, constructing relevant literature reviews, how to leverage empirical evidence to advance your argument effectively, journal selection, responding to reviewers concerns, seeking external funding, and practical tips for writing productivity. You will also be responsible for doing a close reading of a peer¿s draft, and facilitating a workshop discussion. Everyone will get a chance to put their writing under the microscope at least once. While the course is geared towards PhD students engaged in academic research and publication, Masters-levels students are also invited to join.

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  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 1 Credit GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Cross-Cultural Conflict Management

  • 18601ILRLR 6080  LEC 004

    • TRIves Hall 108
    • Apr 16 - Apr 30, 2015
    • Chen, Y

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ILRLR 6860

Examines the history of public employees' collective bargaining and other workplace rights. Emphasis is placed on the current trade-offs between municipal and state governments and their unionized employees ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ILRLR 4860

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 14680ILRLR 6860  LEC 001

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ILRLR 9800

Provides a forum for the presentation of current research being undertaken by faculty members and graduate students in the Department of Labor Relations, History, and Law, and by invited guests. All M.S. ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  • 14693ILRLR 9800  SEM 101

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    • Cowie, J

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